County Rd 62 reopened after serious collision this morning

Thanks to a report just in from Madawaska Valley Fire Chief Corwin Quade, The Current is able to report that County Road 62 between Combermere and Barry’s Bay has reopened to traffic following a serious motor vehicle collision the morning of November 27. (Above: Madawaska Valley FIre Department photo of the accident scene.)

Chief Quade’s report goes on to say that emergency services were dispatched at 8:24 a.m. to a two vehicle collision on County Rd 62 just a half kilometre south of the ski hill near Combermere Road and Chapeskie Road. A full size half-ton pickup that was heading north and a southbound SUV collided head on at a curve in the road. Each vehicle contained only the driver.

Chief Quade said, “The driver of the SUV had to be extricated by the MV Fire Department using the jaws of life as the driver was pinned. I am very proud of every one of my department’s Fire Fighters; once again they have done a great job. Both drivers were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. The driver of the SUV was airlifted to Ottawa.”

Emergency services responding to the incident included:

  • two pumpers and two rescue trucks, along with 14 Fire Fighters
  • two ambulances from Renfrew County and one from Lennox and Addington County
  • officers from the OPP Killaloe Detachment

Chief Quade said, “It was a very busy scene, I would like to thank everyone from all the agencies that were involved. Everyone worked very well together.”

From the Fire Department photos above, you can see both vehicles were demolished. Quade told The Current that the impact of the collision pushed the engines of each vehicle back into the passenger compartments. He said it was good both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and the air bags were
deployed. Both drivers were conscious during the whole time.

County Road 62 was closed for about four hours for the police investigation and to clean up the scene.

Quade,C. MV Fire Department(2020,Nov.27) MVC CTY 62 [media advisory]

photos Madawaska Valley Fire Department

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